Horn of Africa Famine, Kenya and Al-Shabab

Kenya’s “intervention” in Somalia, dubbed ‘Operation Protect the Nation’, that began mid-October was intended to establish a buffer along its borders. The Kenyan military has since penetrated deep inside southern Somalia hoping to capture the extremist strong hold port city of Kismayu.

Since declaring independence from Great Britian in 1963, this makes the first major offensive Kenya has launched on a sovereign nation. For Somalis trapped in the war zone and are starving to death, there are no signs of hope. Al-Shabab is reportedly receiving a major boost including shipment of weapons. What’s next?

Why did Kenya invade somanlia, pundits are asking, buffers or proxies? We curate.

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Mohammed Ademo is a freelance journalist based in Washington, DC. He's the founder and editor of, an independent news website about Ethiopia.

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